The Hour of Power - Hybrid Solutions for Workboats, Patrol Vessels and Superyacht Tenders

John Haynes - Managing Director, Shock Mitigation

John has led a broad range of maritime working groups, workshops and conferences. Subject matter expertise includes 30 years professional sector training, consultancy and strategic product development. He has worked with over 100 organisations including military, SAR, police, commercial operators, equipment manufacturers & boat builders. He is an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute, Fellow of RINA, Commercial Yachtmaster Ocean and Advanced Powerboat Instructor. Technical papers and specialist articles on future requirements and new technology for international publications include Ship & Boat International (RINA), Defence IQ, Maritime Reporter, Marine Link, Marine…

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How Battery Performance is Evolving - Knowledge Transfer from Other Transport Sectors

Dr John Warner – Chairman, NAATBatt / Author, The Handbook of Lithium-Ion Battery Pack Design

Dr Warner serves as Chairman for NAATBatt International, the global battery industry trade group. He has also served as the Chair for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Battery Size Standardization Committee and Co-Chair for the SAE Bus Battery Safety committee. Dr Warner is an experienced product management, business development and strategic marketing executive with over 25 years in the automotive and battery industries. He is currently Chief Customer Officer for American Battery Solutions. He was Chief Marketing Officer for Ener1 with global responsibility for EnerDel and EnerTech International sales, marketing &…

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Engineering Design Verification of Battery-Electric Systems & Vessels

Alan Cartwright – Director, Blabey Engineering / Principal Surveyor, Mecal

Alan served in the Royal Navy from 1975 as a General List Officer, specialising in surface ship marine engineering, with sea appointments including Senior Engineer of the royal yacht HMY BRITANNIA from 1991 to 1994. His final naval appointment was with Superintendent Ships, Portsmouth, where he managed several warship refits. On leaving the Navy in 1998, Alan was appointed the Head of Marine Engineering to the Port of London Authority, where he ran the PLA’s operational fleet and a range of dockside equipment, and conceived, designed and built a number of…

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Battery-Electric Opportunities and Challenges for Superyachts and their Tenders

Bram Jongepier – Senior Design Specialist, De Voogt Naval Architects B.V. (Feadship)

Originally trained as a naval architect and involved since the early 90’s in motor yacht design and build, Bram is currently working on Feadship pre-contract designs within Studio de Voogt. Together with this multi-disciplinary technical design work, he is also actively pursuing environmental improvements on their yachts, focusing on efficiency increases and practical use of alternative fuels. Using experience from various regulatory working groups, he works together with the design team in early risk assessments and design approach for out-of-the-box onboard energy solutions including hydrogen, very large battery banks and…

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Developing a Modular, Scalable Battery Solution for Onboard Power in All Vessels

Brad Bisaillon - Director North American Industrial Market, American Battery Solutions (ABS)

Brad has been in the power generation & cleantech segments for over 20 years and considered an expert in standby & propulsion power in on and off highway motive light EV segments. He has extensive technical experience discussing battery pack selection and corresponding charger & algorithm technology. Brad spent 10 years with Trojan Battery Company, leading Tier 1 OEM partnerships globally, before joining American Battery Solutions in early 2020 to drive commercial activity in low voltage industrial segments for on and off highway applications. He is an advocate for emissions…

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Marine E-Mobility Infrastructure & Rapid Shoreside Charging

Paul Holland – Managing Director, Energy Solutions

Paul Holland set up Energy Solutions in 1996 with the intention to supply innovative products, design and technical solutions to the marine market. Power conversion from low voltage DC to AC and visa versa was always a key part of these systems. This has moved over the years from a convenience (to power handheld appliances on-board) to being an integral part of an integrated hybrid power system. By working with leading international manufacturers Energy Solutions can supply customers with a complete electrical power, monitoring…

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Lessons Learned from Hybrid Battery-Electric Applications in Build and in Service

Nigel Stuart – Marine Consultant / Former MD, Spirit Yachts & Discovery Yachts

Nigel is a qualified Mechanical and Electrical Engineer with 30 years experience in the marine industry. Besides his work in the UK, he has been engaged with marine operations in various European countries and the Caribbean. He is a passionate sailor with experience ranging from high performance windsurfing and dinghy racing to luxury super yachts. He has managed and operated charter fleets of sailing and inland waterway craft for international companies including Sunsail, Le Boat, First Choice, Tui Travel. As MD of Discovery Yachts he oversaw the development and commercial success…

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Designing & Installing Battery-Electric Systems for Multiple Applications

Jamie Marley – MD, Marine Electrification Solutions

After serving his Electrical Apprenticeship, Jamie began his marine career at boat builder North Shore Yachts on the UK’s South Coast. With a desire to travel, he used his skills in the Mediterranean as a flotilla engineer and superyacht engineer. Returning to the UK enabled him to hone his production, design and leadership skills at Sunseeker, Discovery Yachts and Marley Marine Electrical. Following the completion of his first hybrid project, Jamie recognised that electric/hybrid propulsion was the way forward for the marine industry. Jamie joined Torqeedo and relocated to Munich, Germany for…

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Next Generation Fuels and Energy - Knowledge Transfer from and to Aviation

John Price – Director, JMP Systems Engineering

John has over 40 years experience in the aerospace industry. He retired from full time employment at EADS Innovation Works (now Airbus Group Innovations – the Airbus Group corporate research centre), in August 2012. Since then he has been operating his own consultancy company, including a further two and a half years for Airbus Group Innovations, ending in February 2015. Prior to his retirement, John was a Vice President for 5 years, in charge of developing energy and propulsion…

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International Hydrogen Strategies – Legislation & Regulations

Albert Willemsen – Environment & Sustainability Manager, ICOMIA (International Marine Industry)

Albert has been Environment & Sustainability Manager of ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations) since 2005. He qualified as an engineer within aerospace and later with automotive experience. He started working in 1972 at the Department of Defence (Naval Airforce) followed by the aerospace industry in the Netherlands, ESA Europe and finally project management for developing test equipment of the F16 together with General Dynamics. Since 1988 he has been active in the international boating and Super Yacht industry focusing on how the…

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Classification: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Systems for Vessels

Meg Dowling – Engineer, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

Meg Dowling is an Engineer in the Machinery, Electrical and Systems Engineering Department of ABS Corporate Technology. Meg joined ABS in 2019 as an Aspire Rotational Engineer, where she gained company-wide experiences with various projects and departments. She now works on subjects related to sustainable shipping initiatives and alternative energy options for maritime decarbonization. She is the main author of the ABS Sustainability Whitepapers “Biofuels as Marine Fuel” and “Hydrogen as Marine Fuel” published in 2021 to support ship owners and operators considering adopting alternative marine fuels for decarbonization. Meg…

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Lightweight Structures and Clean Air for Battery - Hydrogen - Fuel Cell Systems

Julian Morgan – Founder & Managing Director, KPM Marine

Julian Morgan holds Honours and Masters Degrees from Brunel and Warwick Universities. He was awarded a scholarship to research Mechatronics at Rhode Island University. He has worked for Phillips Research Laboratories, medical division and has consulted to organisations including Apple Computers, BAE Systems, Hewlett Packard and Psion. Julian is Managing Director and technical lead for KPM Marine, based in Birmingham UK. He has specialised in the design and manufacture of safety critical products for the marine and automotive industries for over 20 years. The KPM…

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Forms of Hydrogen - International Standards & Classification

Capt Muhammad Shafique - Chair, Alternative Fuel for Shipping, IMarEST / Member State Rep to IMO

Muhammad joined the Merchant Navy (Tankers) in 1978. He has 37 years of industry experience onshore and offshore, including sailing on oil, chemical and gas tankers for 23 years. He has worked as General Manager of a ship management company and is an experienced Tanker surveyor. He has been lead of the project ‘LNG Bunkering, Motor Ways of Seas of European Union’ since 2013. He is a researcher of LNG bunkering and alternative fuels for the maritime industry and is a Chairman of the Special Interest Group in IMarEST for…

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Are Vehicle Fuel Cells suitable for Marine Applications?

David Yorke – Market Development Manager, Ballard Power Systems Europe

David has worked on zero and low emission buses for the last 12 years and oversaw all aspects of the London hydrogen fuel cell bus project including the manufacture of buses, set up of facilities and the daily operation of the buses. This work was carried out in close collaboration with Transport for London (TfL), Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), the Clean Hydrogen in European Cities (CHiC) and Environmentally friendly Efficient Electric Motion (3Emotion) projects plus other stakeholders in the venture. Along with being a leading authority on…

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Potential of Solid State Hydrogen for Marine Power and Energy Applications

Professor David Grant – University of Nottingham
Head of Advanced Materials Research Group, Director of Beacon in Propulsion Futures

David Grant heads the Advanced Materials Research Group at The University of Nottingham and has wide ranging research interests in energy storage systems from alloy and intermetallic hydrides to complex light metal hydrides and multi-component systems for storing hydrogen and also using these materials as thermal stores; and in biomaterials such as surface modification, coatings, nano-composite structures, degradable materials, cell surface interactions. He has worked on over 100 projects both fundamental and applied with industry translating IP through patents and collaborative projects and has spent a secondment with industry for two…

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Can Superyachts Lead the Journey to a Hydrogen Based ZERO?

James Roy – Managing Director, Lateral Naval Architects

In 2018, James became Managing Director of Lateral Naval Architects, a strategic partnership between BMT and leading superyacht builder, Oceanco. Having overall responsibility for building a world leading brand and capability, alongside developing a talented, multi skilled and multinational team of 55 engineers who, whilst concurrently engineering multiple new build and refit projects, are applying knowledge and insight in the development of innovative technical platforms that underpin the world’s most advanced superyachts. James has been a part of BMT since 2004, when Nigel Gee & Associates was acquired by BMT.…

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Experience of Hydrogen Vessels in Service

Trevor Jasper – Engineering Manager - Low Carbon Technologies, CMB.Tech

Trevor is Head of Advanced Research and Engineering at CMB.TECH, aiming to develop low- and zero-carbon technologies for maritime, non-road mobile machinery (port-side equipment) and on-road vehicles (port delivery vehicles). Trevor has been developing hydrogen-powered vehicles for over 15 years. Formerly Roush Europe, then Revolve, now CMB.TECH, the engineering team based in Brentwood, Essex (UK) led by Paul Turner and Trevor Jasper, have pioneered the dual-fuel combustion approach to decarbonisation as a transition technology that can be delivered now, as well as developing the next generation dual-fuel and mono-fuel zero-emissions…

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